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Aleppo Syria: ISIS spokesman killed in crossfire

Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani has been killed, ISIS announced June 18 2019. Adnani “was martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo.” Turkey, a major backer of rebel groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, … Continue reading

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Edward Gallagher acquitted

Edward Gallagher acquitted by a military jury on July 2 2019 of murder and all other counts except for unlawfully posing with the corpse of a captive Islamic State fighter. [June 15 2019 SWO Chief Edward Gallagher: penalty now only … Continue reading

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Libya, Tripoli: Matiga airport closed, reopened

[August 25 2014 video] Residents reported an air strike on Tripoli, the airport’s website said on April 21 2019. “The civilian aviation authority closed the air space of the airport until further notice for the sake of air security,” but … Continue reading

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Nissour Square Massacre: Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder

The U.S, attorney’s office announced that a jury has found Nicholas Slatten, 35, guilty of first-degree murder for his role in what became one of the U.S. military’s lowest points in the Iraq War. It was the third time since … Continue reading

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IS growing again in Iraq

IS insurgency had been particularly sustained in disputed territories, with the number of attacks more than doubling in Kirkuk province from 2017 to 2018. The vast disputed area, consisting of Kirkuk and parts of Nineveh, Saladin and Diyala provinces, has been … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s lawyer re death of four of its contractors

C. Allen Foster, Scalia’s unnamed friend on his final hunting trip, represented the company formerly known as Blackwater in a case arising out of the death of four of its contractors during the American occupation of Iraq.   [February 25 2016]   … Continue reading

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Blimps in Iraq anchored near outposts for eye-in-the-sky surveillance, now transferred to Iraqis

“Additional surveillance equipment used successfully overseas, such as aerostats” could at large reaches of the Mexican border. Three companies have blimps in the border trials: Lockheed, the largest U.S. contractor, No. 4 Raytheon Co. and closely held Technology & Supply … Continue reading

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